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ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning october 8th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm ken wayne. dave clark is off this morning. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. steve, how is it looking? >> it looks cold and clear. some of the lows are getting down into the low to mid 40s. it will be a cooler day today. a little system to the west of us getting closer. that will give temperatures in the afternoon five degrees cooling from sunday. 60s and 70s. here is sal. steve, good morning. northbound 101 traffic that looks pretty good approaching the 80 split with no major problems. also looking at the commute if you are driving to the bay bridge we already have a crowd here at the toll plaza. 6:00 let's go back to the desk. topping our new there is is a big mess in downtown oakland after protestors targeted institutions from banks to city hall. tara moriarty is live in downtown oakland covering the effort to repair vandalized
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buildings. >> reporter: some of the windows that protestors smashed have been boarded up but others have not. there is a gaping hole here in the front glass doors to city hall. there is a security guard here keeping watch. demonstrators threw paint balls and smashed windows not only at city hall but the oakland tribune office, the berkeley national lab office and three banks. the group of 200 people gathered at frank ogawa plaza last night at 6:00 and timed the rally to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the start of the u.s. war in afghanistan. around 7:15 the group headed north of west grand avenue and circled back to city hall that is when the violence broke out. two luxury cars were vandalized. protestors are taking their anger out on the wrong people. >> we work hard for our money. >> we are arch people and that is sending the wrong message. >> reporter: the march lasted only for 40 minutes and police say they didn't have time to call in for new chill aid or
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make any type of arrest. so it will be interesting to see if police will do any follow up work. if they will find anybody on surveillance video to see who did this. and we have no count on the damage toll as far as the monetary loss. we will be finding out from oakland police a little bit later on this morning. live from oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. the family of a woman murdered in hercules set up a website pleading for help. susie ko was found dead in her home on saturday night. the family is asking anyone to contact police immediately if they spot the car they say was stolen from her home at the time of the murder. it's described as a sky blue 2011 subaru outback with idaho license plates. families and friends will hold a candle light vigil in their neighborhood. the officer says he caught a car thief in the act on
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lincoln boulevard in the presidio last night. investigators say the suspect jumped into another car and sped toward the officer who fired at the car. we don't know if anyone was hit. police are looking for two men in a tan buick. president obama comes back to the bay area today as part of his west coast swing to tap into what is being called the california atm for political fundraising. ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savidge is outside the bill graham civic auditorium where the president will appear at two events today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the presidents will be taking part in a dinner and concert fundraiser that will happen here at the bill graham civic auditorium in san francisco. that will be tonight. all to raise more campaign cash. r & b singer john legend will be on hand to perform. and earlier this afternoon once the president arrives here he also has an event at the intercontinental hotel where alex smith is expected to attend. mr. obama spent yesterday down in l.a. doing fundraising as well.
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he spoke at a star studded event that included a performance by stevey wonder. his two day event could push the president over the $1 billion mark in fundraising. in september he hauled in a record setting $181 million. now despite his lackluster debate performance, the president last night struck a confident tone at the event. >> but here's the good news is we've got a better vision for our country. we have a better plan for the next four years. >> reporter: and before the president flies up to the bay area this afternoon, he will make a stop into central valley in the town of king, california. that is where he will announce the establishment of the caesar chavez national monument. of course once the president arrives here in the bay area, you can obviously expect a lot of his supporters to be on hand for the various events but the president's visit will not come without protest as well.
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several groups including the bay area veterans against the afghanistan occupation plan to quote crash the president's visit. we are live this morning in san francisco alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. republican presidential nominee mitt romney is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech today at the virginia military institute. coming up at 6:15, the changes romney says he would make in u.s. middle east policy and the results of poll in the presidential race. early voting begins in california today. if you want to vote early head to your county election office, but most county offices are closed today because of columbus day. ballots for people voting by mail will be sent tomorrow when the post office reopens from the holiday. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. today california gasoline prices are setting another record. a gallon averages $4.67 a gallon. now governor brown is taking a step that could bring prices
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down. he told the state air resources board to transition into winter blend gasoline now instead of waiting until halloween. some refineries already transitioned to making refinery gas. relief at the pump can't come soon enough for california drivers. some people like cab drivers and delivery people have to pay for gas just to do their jobs. others say they are finding ways to cut back on how much they drive or in some case what is they drive. >> i try not to drive unless i really have to. >> i'm grateful and i also only use the bike when necessary. >> many say gas prices will go down possibly sometime this week. they are just not saying how much gas prices could drop. a judge will decide to postpone pg&e pipeline hearings. the hearings follow the deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno two years ago. on friday they filed a motion to postpone the hearings until
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next month. state assemblyman jerry hill says he will ask the judge to reject that request. power has been restored to thousands of customers in hayward following a crash that took out a power pole. police say a driver hit a pole near cheney lane and cal hoe georgia avenue. at the height of the outage about 5,000 customers were without power. it is columbus day so maybe traffic is not as bad as it might normally be on a monday. let's check in with sal. >> we are checking that out. right now traffic seems to be sort of normal but it might not last as long. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up and pretty soon the middle part will fill in as well. when the metering lights come on. columbus day is not one of the holidays every single person gets. at least most people don't get. some people do. you will see traffic okay on the bridge getting into san francisco. interstate 880 north and southbound near the oakland coliseum that traffic is looking good. if you are driving to hayward
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southbound on 880 it looks good to free monday. and across the bay to the san mateo bridge and the peninsula 101 looks good. no major problems are getting into the south bay right now. 6:07 let's go to steve. sal, thank you. we do have mostly clear skies out there. mostly clear skies. a little system finally beginning to move. it's been there for two weeks. it's getting helped along by another system to the west. if it came right over us tomorrow then yes we might have some possibility of showers. as it stands i think the end result will be cooler conditions and any rain looks like it will stay south. we'll fine tune that for tomorrow. yesterday warmed up a little bit. napa 76. concord as well. it's really chilly to cold out there. kenwood is 39. near sonoma. i mean it's outside sonoma. and the only -- i could final one 44 near mill valley and
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scott valley. so the coldest readings are to the north bay. 43 santa rosa. 45 at napa. 48 san rafael. low is moving it's very week but it's there. tomorrow partly cloudy. it will be out of the picture by wednesday. sunny and breezy cooler afternoon after a cold morning. highs today 60s and 70s. even clearlake 73. san rafael 68. 67 oakland. 71 danville. antioch 74. los gatos 72. milpitas 72. 68 san mateo. a cool pattern here. clouds roll into the south through wednesday. pam. all right, thank you,
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. there is new developments a message sent the day ambassador chris stephs was kill -- stevens was killed was threats. it talked about the danger and instability in eastern libya it did not however ask the government for security upgrades. stevens was killed along with three other americans in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. there is new information coming in this morning surrounding the deadly shooting of a u.s. border patrol agent last week. the border patrol union says agent nicholas io vie apparently open -- ivy apparently opened fire on two his colleagues thinking they were armed smugglers. the shooting happened in a hilly area known for ill leal trafficking -- illegal trafficking. a backpack found in a
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suburb belongs to a missing girl. ridgeway was last seen leaving for school on friday. she was not reported missing for eight hours because her mother works the overnight shift and missed calls from the school. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will give a foreign speech today criticizing president obama as a weak leader on the stage. jacqueline fells is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: pam, mitt romney's campaign is offering fresh details this morning on how would represent the u.s. on the world stage if elected. president barack obama's team is firing back on the defense. mitt romney will criticize's the president's handling on the libyan attacks. one say his speech will be a
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stark contrast between foreign policy and failed record of the president. romney headed overseas this summer. the obama camp quickly seized on misstep from those trips. mitt romney will try to hold on to momentum he recently picked up. a new post debate gallop poll shows the race is tied. coming up a new ad begins playing today just as mitt romney takes the stage in virginia. in washington, jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 news. the u.s. forest service ran out of money this year to fight fires during the worst wild fire season on record. at the end of august the money to pay for the firefighters, fire trucks and aircraft was depleted so the department of agricultural which runs the forest service ironically borrowed from other forest management programs the ones that are aimed to prevent the fires in the first place. congress only provided about half the $1 billion it actually cost to fight this years fires. a new report is calling the
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u.s. navy explanation for radiation contamination in treasure island inadequate. it doesn't explore the possibility the base may have been dusted with radio active ash or soaked with radio active sewage. the radio acknowledged the history was more wide spread than usually thought. san francisco police continue look for the person that shot and killed a man in the south of market neighborhood. police found two men suffering from gunshot wounds early yesterday morning in a car near third and mission street. one man died at the scene. the other man now has nonlife threatening injuries. there are reports the shooter drove off in a silver toyota rav 4 possibly with front end damage. the california highway patrol is looking for the cause of a fatal car crash that killed a 21-year-old woman.
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that happened at 7:45 yesterday morning at the sunol boulevard off ramp on northbound interstate 680. chp says leslie flores veered off the freeway and crashed into the ravine. she was thrown from the car and died at the scene. no word of any other injuries. new details this morning one expert says data from lance armstrong's blood shows he is most likely guilty of doping. scientists who specializes in blood doping told california watch samples from the 2009 tour de france suggest that armstrong used doping methods. they plan to make more information public later this week. we could see witness testimony from some of armstrong's teammates. armstrong says he is innocent. the winners of the nobel prize in medicine or physiology were announced in stockholm this morning. they were awarded the prize for discovering that certain cells
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of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells. it's a discovery that scientists hope to turn into new treatments for diseases such as parkinsons and diabetes. other nobel prizes to be announced this week physics, chemistry, and literature, and peace. 6:17 is the time. back over to sal. how is traffic? >> it's okay. so far pam and dave -- pam and ken. sorry. we will start off with south bay and the traffic here if you are driving on to northbound 17 or approaching highway 17 you can see the traffic is going to be okay. also the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving on the westbound bay bridge there is not a big traffic jam just yet. but there is some slow traffic to be sure. the middle lanes still seem to be moving well. there is word of a crash in redwood city southbound 101 near whipple avenue. watch for lanes to be blocked. if you want to be ultra safe
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you might want to use 280 instead. let's go to steve. >> thank you kindly sal. the ladies have spoken. khloe up in clearlake 37 degrees. skies are mostly clear and you hit 30s and 40s. a lot of the coldest temps seem to be up in the north bay. sunny and breezy. mostly sunny. could be clouds coming in later on. chilly cold morning will give way to sunshine. the low pressure system is finally justin starting to pack its bags and head toward it. it looks like it will slide right down the coast and head in south of monterey. yountville is 41. sebastopol is 42. wood side and scotts valley at 45-degrees. 43 napa airport. san rafael and mill valley at 47. right at 50 for san jose. there is our low. again it's very weak but we
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will keep an eye on things. everything says it's going south starting tomorrow. sunny, breezy. a cooler afternoon after a cold morning. 60s and 70s. down about 5 degrees for some of the inland temps. partly sunny and cloudy. could be a few showers on tuesday into wednesday. clearing, breezy, sunny and a little warmer as we head toward the end of the week and weekend. red bull is about to offer something it has never tried before. flavored energy drinks. today red bull will announce it's introducing cranberry, lime, and blueberry. they will be sold in red, white, and blue cans under the red bull additions label. toyota took the unusual step of going on cable tv to drum up interest in its high bred cars. they used hsn formerly home shopping network to explain the hybrid lineup and encouraged viewers to call for more information. they couldn't sell any cars during the show but it received more interest in the first hour
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than it expected for the entire day. >> i wonder if high gas prices might have something to do with that. two world records are on the verge of being broken. we'll tell you how far and how fast this daredevil has to sky dive to become the new world record holder. cheering for local businesses. a major impact a dozen events are having on san francisco's economy. >> you can wake up with ktvu every morning get the mornings top stories that develop while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone every weekday morning at 6:00 a.m.. text the word wakeup to 70123.
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welcome back. time now 6:24. a sky diving daredevil is hoping to set new records tomorrow attempting the highest and fastest free fall in history. 43-year-old felix bumgarner is scheduled to make the fall tomorrow. reaching an altitude of 23 miles. the usa tree january wants to break two records free falling the farthest ever at 117,000 feet and falling the posttest eventually breaking the sound barrier. the political world is
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remembering foreigner california lieutenant governor and congressman mervyn dymally this morning. he also served in both houses of the state legislature and spent more than a decade in congress when she was chairman of the congressional black caucus. he passed away over the weekend. he was 86. contract talks between dish neck and gannett continue this morning. they have not been able to agree on new fees but decided to continue negotiations beyond last nights deadline. without an agreement dish could lose the right to show gannett tv stations in 19 cities including sacramento, st. louis, and denver. so far viewers have not been effected. big crowds turn out to be big business over the weekend. with almost a dozen major events happening in the city hotel rooms were booked. that left some people searching for other options in nearby
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cities. cab drivers and sightseeing tours said their profits were triple what they normally are on a given weekend. the cash is a big boost for the local economy. >> business has been great. it's a big week for the city. fleet week has brought a lot of people into the city. we are fortunate to be close to the dock where they get the ships in. >> some are calling this the busiest weekend in san francisco history. busy streets brought major congestion. coming up we'll tell you which public transportation agency is celebrating a huge boost in the number of riders. >> which brings us to our perfectly timed segue to traffic. how does it look out there sal? it looks pretty good, ken. it's not holiday light out there, unfortunately. let's take a look at southbound and northbound 280 that will be a little slow. and we're also looking at southbound 680 where we have
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the normal level of traffic or so it seems heading down from pleasanton to fremont. if you're leaving the house you have to plan for the same amount of time. here is steve. sal, thank you. it's cold out there. a lot of 30s and 40s. and so bundle uptaking the dog for the walk. mostly clear skies. but temperatures 30s and 40s will give way to 60s and 70s. temperatures coming down a little bit. we'll talk about possible showers on tuesday and wednesday. >> thank you. protestors smashed their way through part of downtown oakland. the target of their vandalism spree. some of the world's biggest pumpkins are here in half-moon bay for the annual pumpkin weigh off. we'll show you the top contenders this year and the world record they hope to break. the opening bell is just about to ring on wall street. we'll have the early stock numbers for you. are you ready ?
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. ringing the opening bell live in new york this morning. that is adt security over the the new york stock exchange and our neighbors from san jose polycom. they have quite a crowd there. they are unvailing breakthrough technology. they basically do home networking. they are expected to grow, there is the opening bell live for you. $12billion in 2015. so polycom and the ceo andy miller there ringing the opening bell. >> the biggest company i never heard of. >> yeah there are a lot of those in silicon valley but they are doing well. good morning. thank you for joining us. it's monday, october 8th i'm
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ken wayne. dave clark is off this morning. >> i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's now 6:30. a group of protestors left a trail of destruction in downtown oakland. ktvu tara moriarty is out there at city hall this morning. one of the several buildings and businesses that were vandalized last night. >> reporter: a lot of damage but no arrests. this protest didn't last very long so police weren't able to call in for mutual aid and make any arrests. you can see the damage on city hall the front doors the holes in the glass there still not boarded up. around 7:15 last night demonstrators started throwing paint balls and smashing windows not only at city hall but the oakland tribune office, the berkeley national lab office, and three banks. the group of about 200 people gathered earlier in the evening and timed the rally to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. the group went on a march.
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two luxury cars were vandalized and their owners tell us protestors are taking their anger out on the wrong people. >> i could understand at some point, but this is wrong. >> it's wrong what they are doing. >> reporter: again no arrests were made. but police could have some leads. we'll keep you posted on that. as far as how much money this will cost to repair the estimates haven't come back in yet. live in oakland i'm tara moriarty. meantime about 20 protestors were arrested in san francisco. the how and why they were arrested varies. more than their arrest over the weekend and possible connection to an attack on a police station next month. in overnight news oakland police are investigating a shooting that injured one person. it happened just after 11:00 last night on church street. the victim showed up at the
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east mont police station in a car that was riddled with bullet holes. we don't know the victims condition this morning. so far no arrests have been made. an investigation is under way after a body was found inside a car in east oakland. the body was found around 5:00 yesterday afternoon at richy and olive street. police say the body was wrapped in cloth and apeered to with -- and appeared to be in the car for awhile. gas prices went up again while you were sleeping overnight. ktvu reporter matt keller is in the newsroom with more on how the governor is trying to step in to keep the prices down. >> reporter: we have the new numbers from aaa this morning. scalds broke another record -- california broke another record. gas prices rose to $4.64 a gallon. governor jerry brown is hoping the latest move will help bring prices down. he ordered state smog regulators to allow winter
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blend gasoline to be sold earlier than usual. delivery drivers get reimbursed by the mile but not for fuel so the high prices are cutting into their pay. >> when the gas is really high, it's hard to hire people. >> reporter: analysts say gas prices could hit as high as $4.85 a gallon before coming back down. one station in long beach has the highest price in the state at $6.65 a gallon. to give you an idea how high the prices are. you would pay a little more than $178 for gas. i found a round trip plane attribute for about $25 less. reporting live in the newsroom matt keller. well go big or go home. ktvu channel 2 reporter allie rasmus is live in half-moon bay where pumpkin growers are competing in a big weighoff. they're trying to set a new world record this year.
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allie how are they doing? >> reporter: the stage is set for the weighoff that will begin in a half hour from now. we see organizers come out here. they have a giant forklift they will be using. you can see it right off to the right here. a giant forklift they have to use that to hoist the pumpkins on to this digital scale you see here. some of the pumpkins will be 1600 possibly 1700 pounds. maybe even bigger than that. now amateur growers are competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and the prize for winning first -- and the price for winning first prize. there is also a $25,000 prize if any of the pumpkins here today break a world record. the world's heaviest pumpkin weighs more than 2,000 pounds. >> i think the world record
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prize is in every serious growers sight. we grow first for ourselves and then for our local weighoffs but everybody wants a world record. that is the ultimate goal about growers. >> reporter: now sad start from pleasant hill oregon drove his pumpkin here. his pumpkin is looking like it's the largest of all the top contenders here although he is a lite superstitious so he doesn't want to estimate how much it weighs. he believes it's above 1600 pounds. it's about 100 days old. they are grown around the same time or start to grow them around the same time in the spring. it's amazing to think something so big starts from a little seed. there is a lot of money at stake here. they've got the panel set up where they will post all the names of all the top contenders. the growers. where that pumpkin was groan. where it came from. and it all gets started just a half hour from now. live in half-moon bay i'm allie
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rasmus. >> thank you. the streets of san francisco should start to look normal again this morning after a very busy weekend in the city. despite having more than a million visitors in san francisco for several events, things went pretty well. there is only one more thing happening today and that is the final day of fleet week. you can tell it was a busy weekend in the city by looking at all the traffic on streets and the crowds on public transit. bart broke its weekend ridership record on saturday with more than 319,000 passengers. on muni it was pretty much standing room only. but passengers say despite the tight conditions, they did manage to get where they needed to go. we put together a slide shows of all of the big weekend events at click on the photos tab on the home page. right now we want to check in with sal for a look at traffic. monday morning ken mentioned
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it's columbus day. some private schools are closed. it could be slower. >> yeah and some government offices will be closed. we'll see if that has a positive effect on our morning commute. the east shore freeway looks pretty normal here as you drive on westbound 80. hopefully what happens is maybe people still get on the road early but the back yups don't -- backups don't last as long. and if you are driving on the peninsula 101 and 280 still looking good. they cleared that accident near whipple. let's go steve. clear skies. just a few patches of fog. overall clear and cold out there. temperatures 30s and 40s. our low is finally moving. it's been out here for a long, long time. over two weeks. it looks like it will hit right about the golden gate and head
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south. yesterday we had a little warmup for some. something outrageous. it was 76 napa, concord, and gilroy. really the talk so far among the twitter folks is how cold it is out there. kenwood 39. near sonoma outside the square. yountville is 41. sebastopol 42. and i think i saw 44 near mill valley as well. 43 santa rosa. san rafael at 47 degrees. right at 50 san jose. and 50 redwood city. the low is finally moving because this system is bumping it along. it needs something called a kicker to kick it inland. it doesn't look like it's going over us. it looks like it will go parallel to the coast and head down toward central and southern california. possibility of a few showers mainly south. it looks like everything will stay south of us. it will be close. sunny and breezy.
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cooler afternoon after a cold morning. with the 30s and 40s. temperatures really close coast bay and inland. it's 36 up in clearlake right now. 71 walnut creek. oakland 67. alameda 65. 71 san jose. 60s in the coast. 64 san bruno. partly sunny and cloudy tuesday into wednesday. clearing and breezy nice thursday and friday does look a little warmer for the upcoming weekend. thank you, steve. a special day ends in disaster. we'll show you the devastating brawl that broke out between two wedding parties in philadelphia and how one brides relative died as a result. and president obama is touching down in the bay area later on today. hoping to pull in some more campaign cash. how much money he expects to raise during a series of fundraisers here in town. good morning, if you are driving on the golden gate
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bridge it looks good for you. we'll tell you more about this mornings commute. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding.
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erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation.
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good morning. san jose right at 50 degrees. a hit chilly there 30s and 40s. incoming flight there i think that is southwest flight 1522 it's on time. temperatures today 50s and 60s
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and 70s. here's a look at the top stories we are following right now. there is cleaning up to do in downtown oakland. protestors smashed windows at city hall and damaged some other buildings along franklin street during a protest last night. demonstrators that did that damage got away. governor brown is trying to bring california prices down. they hit a record high overnight opinion they want companies to transition into winter blend gas ahead of schedule which would make it more available in the state. the world's greatest gourd growers will be competing for top honors today at the safeway world championship pumpkin weighoff in half-moon bay. we'll have the results in about 15 minutes. event organizers are offering a $25,000 prize if a new world record is set. president obama returns to the bay area later today to attend three fundraising events. ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savidge is in san francisco this morning with where the president will make the appearances. good morning, alex.
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>> reporter: good morning. the president expected to pull in $4 million in campaign cash during this visit tot bay area. he'll be taking part in a number of events including a dinner and concert at the bill graham civic auditorium tonight. r & b singer john legend will be performing here and alex smith also expected to attends. the president has an event at the intercontinental hotel as well. he spent time in l.a. doing fundraising events. the president making this two- day swing through solidly democratic california and expected to push his fundraising total over $1 billion while he is here. just in september mr. obama hauled in a record setting $181 million. now before coming to the bay area today, the president will stop in keen, california. that is near bakersfield. he will announce the establishment of a new monument
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to honor caesar chavez. keep in mind once the president arrives in town you can expect quite a few protests. antiwar organizations are planning marchs and demonstrations here in san francisco to coincide with the president's visit later on today. we are live this morning in san francisco alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. mitt romney is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech today at the virginia military institute. according to his prepared remarks romney will prepare a more assertive role for the u.s. and syria, more sanctions on iran and a change for policy in the middle east. it will portray president obama as a weak leader that has little u.s. influence around the world. one of the happiest day's in couples life turned deadly when two wedding parties broke out in a fight at a philadelphia hotel. this was the scene early yesterday morning after police were called to control the massive brawl that erupted in
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the lobby between guests from two separate wedding parties. 57-year-old man an uncle of one of the brides suffered ahearted attack and later died. three people were taken into custody and several others ended up at local hospitals. san francisco police say many of the protestors arrested on saturday are suspected in a similar protest in the mission district last month. there are pictures are some of the 11 men and nine women police rounded up on california battery streets in the city. officers say they wore black clothing and masks and tried to conduct a march on market street without a permit. this is video of police moving in to arrest those protestors. they are accused of trying to block the road and damaging cars and businesses. officers struck some of the people with batons but police say the protestors struck first by throwing things at home hitting one officer in the head. >> protestors threw zip lock bags of paint at the officers.
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some of the bags of paint contained rocks. there is intent to injure. >> definitely acted out of line, out of policy. they were just crazy. >> police say many of the protestors were in the mission district on september 20th. damaging businesses and police station there with hammers and so-called paint bombs after an officer involved shooting. 6:47 is the time. sal covering traffic for us this morning. it's been pretty smooth i guess so far. >> it has been. we were looking for a crash in berkeley. we have the east shore camera up there. was reported on 80 near gill map. i want to show you the east shore freeway here. i think we have it. there it is. i don't see anything now. we were looking for it. i don't see anything. i did see the flashing lights a little while ago and then they left. they could have pulled this off the freeway but 80 westbound through gillman it looks like
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it's moving normally. let's move along and take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. definitely showing you a little lighter than usual. most days it's backed up beyond that 880 overcrossing. today there is a backup but it's not quite as big. some people may have the day off for columbus day. if you are driving on the peninsula the traffic has improved. we had an accident in redwood city. that is gone. 6:48 let's go to steve. the weather looks pretty good. it's definitely cold out there. mostly clear. a few patches of fog. high clouds will come in later. we start off with 30s and 40s. the low that is responsible for giving us the clouds ask finally on the way. give us a big cool down as well. that will continue today. it looks like it will track south. sunny and breezy today after a chilly cold morning. plenty of 30s and 40s to go around. 60s and 70s coast, bay, inland.
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kenwood 39. near sonoma 39 degrees. clearlake is 36 degrees. yontville 41. sebastopol 42. now scotts valley also dipped to 41 degrees. low 50s for many incolliding san jose right -- including san jose right at 50. if you have travel plans down to l.a. or san diego wednesday you might keep an eye on the sky there could be showers. it looks like the track of the system will be to the south of us. but we will fine tune that tomorrow. cooler afternoon after a cold morning. sunny to mostly sunny and breezy. some of the clouds might start to increase later today as the low gets closer. 60s and 70s partly sunny and cloudy. possibility of showers. starting tuesday into wednesday but then it goes so far south it will be sunny and breezy and a little warmer. >> thank you. the bluebird card is coming. that is the name of the reloadable prepaid shopping
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card that walmart and american express are working on together. the companies call it an alternative to debt and checking accounts. there are no monthly or annual or overdraft fees. it does not require a minimum balance. it will be available at 4,000 ball mart stores. critics did not liam neeson's taken 2 but fans did. brought in $50 million in the first weekend. hotel transylvania slipped to second. pitch perfect, blooper, round out the top five. san francisco's long awaited target store will be open. the grand opening is this sunday october 14th. city target is one of eight urban style stores planned across the country. it's smaller than the other targets. the new one in san francisco takes up the entire second floor of the metreon.
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the bay area's two baseball teams are on the brink of elimination in the playoffs. the tough feat each team must now accomplish in order to stay alive. they claim to be high-tech alternatives to taxis but now they are under investigation. why the state says they could be putting passengers at risk.
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welcome to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. taking a look at the big board. dagobas down about -- dow jones down about 40 points. they are following suit after europe and asia was hit hard. state regulators are cracking down on two companies that claim to be a -- the california public utilities commission issued an order against side car and lift. they lack the required permits that make sure drivers are properly licensed, screened, and insured to carry passengers. according to a notice sent to the companies, the commission now has the right to impound cars that impose fines up to $5,000 a day or jail time. a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak is growing. there at least 91 confirmed cases and seven deaths. the cases have been report reported in nine states but none in california.
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but it has been linked to a steroid used to treat back pain. it has since been voluntarily recalled. health officials say thousands could receive the injections. attorneys in jerry sandusky sex abuse case will meet with a judge today. one day before he is sentenced. the former penn state assistant football coach faces life in prison after being found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse. sandusky is expected to speak in his own defense. his attorney says he does not plan to apologize and will maintain his innocence. the san francisco board of supervisors will finally decide tomorrow whether suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. the board will vote at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon. nine of the 11 board members must vote against mirkarimi in order to permanently remove him from office. this comes after he pleaded guilty to false imprisonments
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related to an argument in which he grabbed and bruised his wife's arm. the giants and the a's are on the brink of elimination this morning. both teams have dropped the first two games of their division series. now the giants have to travel to cincinnati now for game three tomorrow. ryan is set to pitch after game two starter madison gave up four runs in the 9-0 loss to the reds. they have to win three games in a row all inships gnatty in order to advance to the national champ son ship series. the oakland a's also need to win three games in a row to advance. but those are all back here at home. the a's dropped a close one in detroit yesterday with the tigers winning 5-4. game three 6:00 tomorrow night at the coliseum. >> the a's v done the impossible brett much before. they won the last six games at home. swept the rangers to win the al
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west. if the giants could pull that off, that would be amazing too. >> people haven't given up yet. there is still baseball to play. let's take a look at what we have now. traffic at the toll plaza is not quiet as backed up as normally is. in fact we do have a little holiday for some celebrating columbus day. let's go to steve. clear skies. cold out there. 30s and 40s. it will be sunny and cooler today. highs 60 z and also 70s. coming up next on mornings on 2 broken windows and splatter the paint. we'll have more on the cleanup in downtown oakland. remembering ambassador chris stevens a special attribute being planned by the california symphony.
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